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Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By greg24k
Put an interior drain tied into a sump-pump and...

Put an interior drain tied into a sump-pump and let it keep pumping.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,459
Posted By Fishindude
Same deal here. When you aren't any good at...

Same deal here.
When you aren't any good at contracting, I guess your best bet is to take a county job so you can get some insurance and a shot at some type of retirement income.
Forum: General Discussion 04-05-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,459
Posted By Deaknh
As long as he is not inspecting his own work....

As long as he is not inspecting his own work. Many inspectors are contractors, past and present.
Forum: General Discussion 03-12-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 487
Posted By Fishindude
I own a house, a lake home, a hunting cabin and...

I own a house, a lake home, a hunting cabin and multiple barns, garages and outbuildings. ZERO Gutters on anything.

In many cases, it you give thought to it beforehand (where water will shed off...
Forum: General Discussion 02-28-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 890
Posted By EthanB
I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is...

I'm not very close to Amherst but the market is very strong up here. My advice would be to look for a position with another company that would play to your strengths and that wouldn't drive you...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Leo G
I have a client repairing the bottoms of two...

I have a client repairing the bottoms of two doors with the west system. It's a slow process but because the wood absorbs the epoxy into it's structure it penetrates deep and when it cures it's very...
Forum: General Discussion 08-24-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By griz
Thanks for posting on ContractorTalk.com. The...

Thanks for posting on ContractorTalk.com. The Moderators of this forum would prefer that you post Do It Yourself related topics on our sister site www.DIYChatroom.com (http://www.DIYChatroom.com)
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Forum: General Discussion 07-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By SmallTownGuy
lathe "lath"

lathe "lath"
Forum: General Discussion 06-30-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,873
Posted By kevindaletn
Found it

I realize this is an OLD thread, but now I'm looking for this stuff. I did find it, after an hours search (oh horror).
http://www.omnispanels.com/steni/
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By griz
if and when you take over someone's fustercluck...

if and when you take over someone's fustercluck it is done ALL on your terms.

you say when, how, how much & how you will be paid.

if there is any hesitation decline & move on....

that...
Forum: Business 06-24-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,846
Posted By Defenestrate
If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face....

If you weren't polite, you'd laugh in his face. Since you're Canadian, you'll probably just tell him you are booked solid and can't fit his 4 hour job in.
Forum: Masonry 06-19-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By TheConstruct
Looks a little sloppy but if they are level it...

Looks a little sloppy but if they are level it won't effect anything. The only issue is if the footings are bumpy enough to cause the wall forms to be annoying to set up. A rough footing may be...
Forum: General Discussion 06-14-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Fishindude
8" or thicker is the way to go. The majority of...

8" or thicker is the way to go. The majority of the cost in building concrete walls is in the formwork, not the concrete material, so it shouldn't be a big deal.
Forum: General Discussion 05-25-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,197
Posted By Mordekyle
Home inspectors donít pass or fail. They...

Home inspectors donít pass or fail.

They merely observe and report and make recommendations.

Just tell your customer what you did and why. Leave out the part about how hard it was, because that...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-11-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,640
Posted By Tinstaafl
I'm wearing a pair of Danners I won in a giveaway...

I'm wearing a pair of Danners I won in a giveaway here last year. Light for leather boots, waterproof, composite toe. I love 'em, though they are a bit clunky looking. Didn't have to break them in;...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-29-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Fishindude
Yes crushed stone should be placed in shallow...

Yes crushed stone should be placed in shallow lifts and compacted each lift. Thickness of lifts depends upon the material and the type of compactor.

I assume you mean that the stone under the...
Forum: General Discussion 04-27-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,977
Posted By rselectric1
Since "building management" is involved, why not...

Since "building management" is involved, why not give them a call? I'll bet they know something you would like to know.
Forum: Framing 04-18-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By rjconstructs
Its hard to tell from these pics.

Its hard to tell from these pics.
Forum: Site Feedback and Suggestions 04-15-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By Bull Trout
i was hoping this was gonna be about snack meat

i was hoping this was gonna be about snack meat
Forum: Health & Safety 04-12-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,115
Posted By MarkJames
Go to a place that specializes in sports (and...

Go to a place that specializes in sports (and contractor) medicine.
Forum: Masonry 04-02-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By Tscarborough
That will be concrete sand, not masonry. Get the...

That will be concrete sand, not masonry. Get the color match half ass and when it is done and set, rub dirt on it. Seriously, that is the best way to match it up.
Forum: Masonry 03-26-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,587
Posted By Windycity
Mason cement is simply premixed Portland and lime...

Mason cement is simply premixed Portland and lime

If you use straight Portland you need to add lime for workability


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Forum: General Discussion 03-21-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,291
Posted By Joasis
Good grief. You are the general. You pick...

Good grief.

You are the general. You pick the subs. End of the story. She can meet them when she brings coffee and donuts to the job. Any other reason is a no.

It is your job or it isn't. And...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 03-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,779
Posted By griz
definitely look else where. seems like they...

definitely look else where.

seems like they are masters of getting what they want without paying for it.

why give yourself the headache, especially when you know the history.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 01-15-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,467
Posted By Big Johnson
One thing for a farm field, whole other for a...

One thing for a farm field, whole other for a garage.
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